Themed evenings, bistro nights and fine wines could soon be on offer at Bantock House Museum and Park's popular café.

Wolverhampton City Council says it is looking at a number of ways of increasing the range of facilities on offer at the café.

They include holding occasional themed nights celebrating different international cuisines, creating more seating space by opening up the first floor to customers and serving a selection of beers and wines.

Already this year the café's opening hours have been extended, at the same time as a new breakfast menu was introduced.

Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The café at Bantock House Museum and Park is already hugely popular with visitors, and we want to give people even more reason to come down and enjoy what it has to offer.

"The longer opening hours and the new breakfast menu at the café have already proved really successful, and we're now looking at a range of other possibilities which we think will prove a hit with customers.

"These could include special bistro evenings serving up, for instance, French or Italian themed menus, along with offering a more extensive selection of drinks, including beer and wine.

"As regular customers will know, the café can get really busy at times so we're also looking at providing additional seating inside the building and extra serving points around the courtyard which would offer tea, coffee, ice creams and other light refreshments."

He added: "We're also increasing the number of events held at Bantock House Museum and Park so that more and more local people discover this hidden gem. Over the last few days alone, it has hosted a celebration of engineering, antiques and collectors fair and behind the scenes tour as part of Wolverhampton's first ever Visitor Week.

"We've got much more planned in the coming months and we're confident that our exciting proposals will increase Bantock's popularity further still."

The café at Bantock House is one of the most popular in Wolverhampton, with an average TripAdvisor rating of 4.5 out of 5. It is open from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week and offers a varied menu including cooked breakfasts, salads, toasted sandwiches, full meals and homemade cakes.

  • released: Friday 10 July, 2015